Feb. 19, 2016
ATLANTA – 2015 Georgia Tech graduate and swimmer Andrew Kosic has been named a finalist for the Atlanta Sports Awards by the Atlanta Sports Council. The event will be held Thursday at The Fox Theater, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a silent auction and reception followed by dinner and the awards ceremony at 7 p.m.
Kosic is in the running for Collegiate Athlete of the Year along with Georgia State University women’s softball player Ivie Drake and University of Georgia men’s golfer Lee McCoy.
Kosic was an All-American sprint freestyle swimmer at Georgia Tech, earning All-America honors in the 50 free in 2014 and both the 50 and 100 free in 2015. In 2015, he was an All-ACC performer in the 50 and 100 free, finishing third in the 50 free and second in the 100 free. He holds school records in the 50, 100 and 200 free as well as the 100 back and 100 fly. He also holds school records in the 400 free relay, 800 free relay and 400 medley relay. He was named the 2015 ACC Scholar Athlete of the Year at the end of his senior season.
“Each year, we’re honored to recognize outstanding athletes and coaches at all levels across Metro Atlanta,” said Dan Corso, executive director of the Atlanta Sports Council. “This ceremony is our way of celebrating those who inspire communities through both their athletic accomplishments and exemplary sportsmanship.”
ABOUT THE ATLANTA SPORTS AWARDS
Created in 2006 by the Atlanta Sports Council, the Atlanta Sports Awards has become a way to rally the Atlanta sports community to recognize athletic excellence on a yearly basis. The Atlanta Sports Awards honors those who distinguish themselves from among the five million people living in Atlanta. That includes all professional sports teams, universities, junior colleges and more than 250 public and private high schools in Atlanta. For more information, visit www.AtlantaSportsAwards.com.
ABOUT THE ATLANTA SPORTS COUNCIL
The Atlanta Sports Council (ASC), a division of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, facilitates the growth and development of sports in metro Atlanta by serving as a recruiter for major regional, national and international sports events. The organization plays an important role in improving the quality of life for residents in the region through sports, working to drive economic growth and visibility and acting as an advocate for the area teams and annual sports events. For more information, visit www.AtlantaSportsCouncil.com.
For the second time in program history, Georgia Tech and the McAuley Aquatic Center will serve as the host site for the 2016 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. The Women’s Championships will be held March 16-19, followed by the Men’s Championships March 23-26. Georgia Tech previously hosted the 2006 NCAA Championships and the CRC was also the site of the 1996 Summer Olympics swimming and diving competitions.